Portland Thorns FC pulled off the semi-miraculous on Sunday, handing Seattle Reign FC its second loss of the season to qualify for the postseason. That means Portland has a chance to defend its inaugural NWSL championship, and through a similar path: as the No. 3 seed, playing the semifinal at FC Kansas City.
Portland’s win came at the expense of the Chicago Red Stars, who lost out on a playoff spot to a tiebreaker with the Washington Spirit. Seattle will host Washington in the other.
Here’s the complete NWSL playoff schedule, with tune-in information:
#2 – FC Kansas City vs. #3 – Portland Thorns FC
Saturday, August 23
1:00 p.m. ET- ESPN2
Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium – Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets: Call (855) 4KC-GOAL or visit http://www.fckansascity.com/tickets/
#1 – Seattle Reign FC vs. #4 – Washington Spirit
Sunday, August 24
11:00 p.m. ET – ESPN2
Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium – Seattle, Wash.
Tickets: Call (855) REIGN-FC or visit http://www.reignfc.com/semifinaltix
Winner (#1 vs. #4) vs. Winner (#2 vs. #3)
Sunday, August 31
3:00 p.m. ET – ESPN2
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